WRITING TIP: The essential secret

freewritingMeister Eckhart said that the soul grows through subtraction. The same is true for soulful writing. We begin by generating whatever comes to mind about our subject, without censor, and when we see the whole tangle in front of us, begin to subtract, looking deeply for the truth of what it is all about, getting closer to the essential point hidden inside. This is the secret of soulful writing – and a soulful life.